3 Health Benefits of Hazelnut
The hazelnut, also known as the filbert, is a type of nut that comes from the Corylus tree.
Hazelnuts have a sweat flour and can be eaten natural form, roasted or ground into a paste and cookies or salads.
Like other nuts hazelnuts are rich in nutrients and have a high content of protein, fats, vitamins and minerals.
Hazelnut has a great nutrient profile. It is a rich source of vitamins and minerals like vitaminE, manganese and copper. Additionally, it has a high content of Omega-6 and Omega-9 fatty acids.
# 28 grams or about 25 whole kernels contains;
RDI (Recommended Daily intake)
Calories: 176 kcal
Total fat: 17g
Fiber: 11% of the RDI
VitaminE: 21% of the RDI
Thiamin: 12% of the RDI
Magnesium: 12% of the RDI
Copper: 24% of the RDI
Manganese: 87% of the RDI
2. Loaded with Antioxidants:
Hazelnuts provide significant amounts of antioxidants.
Antioxidants protect the body from oxidative stress, which can damage cell structure and promote aging, cancer and heart disease.
An 8-week study showed that eating hazelnuts, with or without the skin significantly decreased oxidative stress compared to not eating hazelnuts, which caused no effects.
The majority of the antioxidants present are concantrated in the skin of the nut. İt is recommended to consume whole and with the skin.
3. Good for the Heart:
Eating nuts has been shown to protect the heart.
Hazelnuts may increase oxidative capacity and reduce blood lipid levels, which can help reduce the risk of heart disease. They also seem to help normalize blood pressure.
Eating 29 to 69 grams of hazelnut per day has been linked to improvements in hearth health parameters.
Eat nuts, stay healthy.